mov·​ie·​mak·​er | \ -ˌmā-kər How to pronounce moviemaker (audio) \

Definition of moviemaker

: one who makes movies

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moviemaking \ -​ˌmā-​kiŋ How to pronounce moviemaking (audio) \ noun

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Not every moviemaker has found Apple imposing boundaries. Joe Flint, WSJ, "No Sex Please, We’re Apple: iPhone Giant Seeks TV Success on Its Own Terms," 22 Sep. 2018 Modern moviemakers who shoot on film, like Quentin Tarantino, use a 70mm gauge that’s too big for this projection room. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "There Are Secrets in the Texas Theatre," 25 May 2018 The producers settled with Ellison out of court, but the terms forced the moviemakers to acknowledge the writer’s contribution, according to the Times. Kyle Swenson,, "Harlan Ellison, science fiction master, dies at age 84," 29 June 2018 While the moviemakers were quick to claim victory, legal arguments are continuing. Niraj Chokshi, New York Times, "Melissa McCarthy Movie Wins a Round in Sesame Street Lawsuit," 1 June 2018 Biograph films were now the gold standard of movie production, sought out by the exchanges and imitated by moviemakers throughout the industry. Longreads, "When the Movies Went West," 15 May 2018 Why do moviemakers think that adding silly sound effects make their futuristic machines more rather than less plausible? David Pogue, Scientific American, "How Well Do Movies Predict Our Tech Future?," 1 Jan. 2018 A week after taking home the Oscars for Best Director and Best Picture for the critically acclaimed film The Shape of Water, del Toro went back to Guadalajara to offer Masterclasses and scholarships to aspiring moviemakers in his country. Mike Miller,, "Guillermo del Toro Mourns Three Film Students 'Killed and Dissolved in Acid' by a Mexican Cartel," 25 Apr. 2018 Michigan is attracting moviemakers with huge tax breaks to film in the state, and many see the movie business as the state's best hope for economic growth after the loss of so many factories. David Kiley, Popular Mechanics, "GM Makes Money, Closes Factories," 15 Nov. 2010

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First Known Use of moviemaker

1912, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of moviemaker

chiefly US : a person who makes movies

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